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Maersk opts for rail transport


Ever since the first rail shuttle was brought into operation in 2000, the proportion of goods transported by rail to and from the Port of Gothenburg has increased significantly. Around 60 per cent of containerised goods that currently pass through the Port of Gothenburg do so via one of the 24 rail shuttles.
Maersk Line is one of the customers that has opted to transport a large proportion of its goods by rail. This year Maersk will carry around 75 per cent of the total goods volume by rail. Just a few years ago the split between rail and road was quite different.
“Road has for a long time been the conventional mode of transporting goods and as recently as 2005 the split was approximately 50/50. Today the figure is around 75 per cent and this is positive,” explains Patrick Berggren, Cluster Operator Manager Nordics, Maersk.
Patrick believes that the proportion of rail transport in Sweden could increase further although he points out that Maersk will in the first instance work to retain the current level. The proportion of goods moved by rail is increasing throughout the rest of Europe in line with expansion of the rail network Shipping goods by rail is preferable from both an environmental and cost point of view.
“In our case the choice of transport is governed by customer delivery requirements. Although rail is not as flexible as road it does have less impact on the environment and it is more cost effective. And that’s extremely positive,” says Patrick Berggren.

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